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Source: Cowboys reward Jason Witten

Updated: September 12, 2011, 12:49 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Dallas Cowboys on Sunday made sure tight end Jason Witten would be a Cowboy for life with a five-year contract extension. A source familiar with the deal told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the deal is worth $37 million and includes $19 million guaranteed.

Witten's deal comes two days after the club signed Jay Ratliff to a five-year extension worth $40 million. The Cowboys and Witten concluded the deal at the team's Newark hotel late Saturday night.

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